Everton are monitoring the situation regarding Manchester United’s Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, according to The Mirror.
The stopper is wanted by the Toffees to put some pressure on Jordan Pickford who has struggled to hit top form on a consistent basis.
Romero has fallen down the pecking order back at Old Trafford, with Dean Henderson’s returning bumping him down to the third choice.
The 33-year-old is at the age where he’d surely relish the chance to play regular football and Everton might give him a platform to do that.
Pickford was at fault for both Fleetwood goals on Wednesday night as Everton defeated the Cod Army 5-2 in the Carabao Cup.
Romero arrived at United in 2015 signing from Serie A outfit Sampdoria. He has made 61 appearances for the club, keeping 39 clean sheets in the process.
He has proved a capable understudy to David de Gea but the time might have come for him to move on.
Everton’s current deputy stopper is Joao Virginia and although he’s one for the future, he’s unlikely to challenge Pickford for his place right now.
Romero has 96 caps for Argentina and his experience at Goodison Park could revive the form of Pickford.
If his arrival didn’t have the desired effect, Romero would be a superb alternative and it would be another good signing for the Toffees.
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Pickford’s form is perhaps inconsistent on the basis that he knows he is going to keep his place in the team.
Having a proven deputy could revive the England number one and get him back to the form that earned him the gloves for the national team.
Romero is paid £70,000-a-week at United and that sort of salary would probably make him affordable for Everton.
His arrival would spark Pickford into life and it could prove a very shrewd signing.